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Rachel Carlsen is a social entrepreneur, executive, and certified public accountant. Throughout her extensive career in finance, business management and public accounting, she has founded, led, and served organizations that deliver meaningful social impact.
Carlsen became the Chief Financial Officer for International Arts & Philanthropy Foundation in 2016. IAPF is a nonprofit organization that through collaborative partnerships is creating groundbreaking change throughout the world. In addition to her role with IAPF, Rachel is also the founder and CEO of Create Impact, a nonprofit organization whose partners share a belief in the power of collaboration to create change, while also working to globally combat social injustice.
From 2015 to 2022, she has also been the founding CEO and President of Carlsen Financial Inc. This accounting company created an accessible, virtual, financial network designed around Rachel's vision to create the Firm of the Future. While providing financial planning services, insurance services, CFO services, bookkeeping and tax, she was able to open the doors to entrepreneurs like never before, with access to a full suite of financial services in one place. This network provides a high-tech solution to fast-paced entrepreneurs who need assistance with the administrative structure of an organization.
She is also the President and CEO for Carlsen Partners, a leader and visionary in business consulting and strategy in the greater Los Angeles area. She has served and/or is serving as Treasurer for several charitable organizations, including; IAPF, Mothers of the Amazon, and The Brightside Charitable Foundation, just to name a few.
Rachel holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting degrees from University of Nevada Las Vegas. She has been a guest speaker on social entrepreneurism and prides herself on being a mentor to young people.
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